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Monthly Archives: March 2024

Andrea Iannone on his WorldsSBK Superpole Race battle

Andrea Iannone's strong start to his rookie season continued at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya despite a crash in Race 2 which dropped him from podium contention, with ‘The Maniac’ claiming fourth in Race 1 and second in the stunning Tissot Superpole Race fight.

Toprak’s crew chief Phil Marron reviews the WorldSBK Barcelona round

It was an unforgettable weekend in Spain, with Toprak Razgatlioglu claiming two wins in two very different styles and now Crew Chief Phil Marron has given his thoughts on the success.

Toprak Razgatlioglu wins Race One and stunning Superpole Race for BMW Motorrad WorldSBK team

What a weekend for BMW at Barcelona! Toprak winning 2 races and finishing third in Race 2, and Michael finishing 9th, 6th and 4th for a great haul of points. The last lap overtake on Bautista in the Superpole race by Toprak was just brilliant!

Podium for Andrea Iannone and Team Go Eleven in Barcelona

Andrea Iannone finished 4th and 2nd in Barcelona with superb racing, despite a crash in race 2 on Sunday, he was still fighting for the podium. The superpole race was one of the best races we have seen.

Double podium for Ten Kate Racing as Stefano Manzi finishes second and first in WorldSSP at Barcelona

Kervin Bos – Pata Yamaha Ten Kate Racing team manager: “This was a very good Sunday for the Pata Yamaha Ten Kate Racing team with the first win of the year for Stefano Manzi and Glenn van Straalen finishing tenth from P21 on the grid."

A disappointing weekend for PTR Triumph at Barcelona

Team Manager Simon Buckmaster: “The red flag didn’t work for us. A good start for Tom in the first one, battling inside the top ten.  He got off the line well but got duffed up and he was done from there really.  He got a point but it’s not what we are looking for."

The WorldSBK learning curve continues for Petronas MIE Honda at Barcelona

Tarran Mackenzie: "In the long race, perhaps I didn’t make the right tyre choice, but we didn’t think we needed to change anything with respect to yesterday’s race. It was only afterwards that I saw almost everyone else had switched tyres!"

A mixed weekend at Barcelona for Kawasaki Puccetti Racing

Tito Rabat scored points this weekend, while Can Oncu finished eighth and ninth in his WorldSSP races. Can is going to undergo arm pump surgery in Italy before the next round at Assen.

Scott Ogden and Josh Whatley take on the rollercoaster with MLAV Racing in Moto3

Josh tackled the physical Portimao rollercoaster circuit while still recovering from his injury to finish 19th, while Scott secured a third row start in qualifying and finished 15th in the race.

Points for both Zarco and Nakagami at Portimao MotoGP for LCR Honda

Johann Zarco - 15th: “It’s been a tough race; I didn’t expect to struggle this way. Lap after lap we’ve learned many things and, in the end, we’ve grabbed a point. We now have a direction to follow, which will help us in Austin.”

Broc Pearson takes first ASBK career superbike podium with DesmoSport Ducati

Red flags, rain, personal best lap times and a podium sums up DesmoSport Ducati's round two of the 2024 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) at Sydney Motorsports Park over the weekend with Broc Pearson taking his first race and round podiums, while Troy Herfoss was relegated to the sidelines for both races.

Catalunya marks start of the European season for PTR Triumph

The 4.6km circuit just outside of Barcelona has been good to PTR Triumph’s Tom Booth-Amos in the past. The 28-year-old has the happy memory of taking his first World Championship win there in the WorldSSP300 Championship in 2020 and the British rider is looking to challenge at the front once again this weekend.

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